Canadian play "Come From Away" lands 7 Tony nominations

May 2 2017, 1:42 pm

Come From Away, the Canadian smash hit currently taking over Broadway, has been nominated for no less than 7 Tony Awards this year.

The musical, written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is about welcoming foreigners in times of need. The play tells the story of how small-town Newfoundlanders opened their doors and hearts to thousands of airplane passengers stranded on September 11, 2001.

It has garnered all sorts of attention. Only helped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking Ivanka Trump to a show back in March.

The message of acceptance in Come From Away has inspired outlets from the New York Times to Newsweek to heap praise upon it.

It is currently playing on Broadway for the rest of 2017.

Come From Away 2017 Tony Award Nominations

  • Best Musical
  • Best choreography
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical
  • Best Direction of a Musical
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